Schizacme montana (Hook.f. ex Benth.) Dunlop

Fl. Australia 28: 314 (1996) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Mat-forming herb to c. 20 cm high; branches c. nodular with residual leaf-bases. Leaves slightly fleshy, spathulate, narrowly obovate to obovate or elliptic, 5–14 mm long, (1.5–)2–5 mm wide, glabrous or with a few hairs, margin flat, apex acute. Flowers solitary in upper axils; pedicels 2–20 mm long, up to 30 mm long in fruit, sparsely and minutely hairy. Calyx 3–4 mm long, tube very short; broader pair of lobes elliptic, ovate or spathulate, 1.5–2 mm wide, obtuse, narrower pair of lobes narrowly ovate or narrowly obovate, 1.2–1.5 mm wide, acute, ciliate at base; corolla 3–5 mm long, lobes 2–3 mm long. Capsules c. 3 mm long, 4–7 mm wide. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

VAlp. Tas. Also NZ. Rare in Victoria where localised on peaty soils in wet heath or Sphagnum bog communities of the Baw Baw plateau.

Although Dunlop (1996) treated this as S. montana var. montana, noting the existence of a separate variety in New Zealand (Mitrasacme montana var. helmsii), the appropriate combination has not been made for the New Zealand plant, so by default, 'var. montana' has not formally been named.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-05-17
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-09-26

Dunlop, C.R. (1996). 'Schizacme', Flora of Australia 28: 58, 59.

Hero image
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Loganiaceae
genus Schizacme
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Schizacme montana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Schizacme montana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

Distribution map